For an upcoming play we need some kind of "molecular kitchen". The director wants basically a movable table with boiling pots on it. And as always in theatre: the budget ist tight!
So the cornerstones of this project are: Be cheap but let it look great! No external power source, once it's on stage! Build it small, so you can build it in!
The starting point is the very small fog machine "tiny fogger", we already have in stock (sorry no cheap solution here) and from there on it was very straight forward to the prototype you will see here...
Step 1: Basics
Groundfog is basically cold fog (hot air rises, cold air sinks down). So I needed a way to cool down the fog. In the highend class of show equipment this is usually done with dry ice or nitrogen. The first is not very easy and safe to handle and the second is not cheap and neither of it is small.
So I thought, why not take the icepacks one uses in cooling boxes for camping, some fitting tupperware or similar and styrofoam? Add some leftover tube fittings and tape, and here we go: